Hany Abu-Assad was born in Nazareth. He studied aerodynamics in the Netherlands and worked as an airplane engineer for several years before working in film. His credits include Paper House (92), The Fourteenth Chick (98), Rana’s Wedding (03), Paradise Now (05), The Courier (12) and Omar (13).
Shifting fluidly between everyday existence in the West Bank and the violence and unease generated by the Israeli occupation, this Oscar-nominated, Cannes jury prize-winning thriller is built upon striking contrasts. Three men launch an assault on an Israeli outpost, leading to a dilemma whose ethical consequences seem impossible to navigate.